How to moves for a full body workout

There’s fit — and then there’s military fit. Prepare to get a military-grade workout with these five exercise moves, inspired by the troops. Just bring your body. No equipment needed.

1. Army crawl
A staple of military bootcamps and mud runs alike, this exercise trains core strength, muscular endurance, and total-body coordination at once, certified strength and conditioning specialist Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S., C.P.T, told Fox News. Expect everything to burn.

Instructions: Lie on the floor on your stomach, legs extended straight behind you, and, tucking your arms underneath your chest and running perpendicular to your body, prop your upper body up on your forearms. From here, move one forearm to the floor in front of your body, use it to pull your body forward a few inches, and then repeat on the opposite side. Continue pulling yourself forward with your upper body, keeping your core engaged and legs dragging straight behind you.

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2. Plank
Top military advisers are looking into scrapping sit-ups in favor of planks. Why? Because not only are they a better measure of core strength and function — and, ultimately, how well you can perform on duty — they are far safer on the low back, which is prone to injury, Donavanik explained.

Instructions: Lie on the floor on your stomach and place your forearms on the floor in front of you, elbows directly underneath your shoulders, palms down. From here, and with your toes anchored into the floor, lift your hips until your body forms one straight line from head to heels. Keep your entire body tight by squeezing your glutes, bracing your core (like you are about to get punched in the gut), and digging your elbows down and back into the floor as if you are trying to touch them to your feet. Hold for the allotted amount of time.

3. Push-up
This move’s a longtime military training staple — and for good reason. “It builds strength and muscle both in the chest and throughout the whole body,” Donavanik said. If you have trouble performing a full push-up with proper form, work up to it with incline pushups performed with your hands on a bench, he said.

Criticism for flimsy leggings

LuLaRoe, the comfy-chic brand that sells its products through ambassadors, is reportedly facing backlash from thousands of dissatisfied customers who say some of the company’s clothing isn’t up to snuff.

Brit + Co reported that a Facebook group of nearly 9,000 such customers have claimed the company’s leggings get rips and tears in them on the first wear. LuLaRoe has claimed there’s only a small number of defective items.

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Although the “leggings aren’t pants” argument has been up for debate in recent years, some customers have taken issue with LuLaRoe’s advice to wash their leggings separately like they are pantyhose, the website reported.

“LuLaRoe Defective is a group for you to come share your defective clothing,” the Facebook group’s description reads. “NO SELLING! NO DRAMA!”

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The alleged defective clothing snafu is just the latest issue LuLaRoe is facing, other reports suggest.

Forbes reported the company is also dealing with a class-action lawsuit for taxing customers in states where online purchases are tax free.

Diagnosed with brain tumors following fatal

A friend of the Minnesota lawyer who was arrested last week after the SUV he was driving hit and killed a jogger told a local news outlet that he has since been diagnosed with brain tumors. St. Paul police arrived at the scene last Wednesday and found 60-year-old Peter Holmes Berge, who “appeared to be under the influence of one or more substances and unsafe to drive a motor vehicle,” but a breath test detected no alcohol in his system, Pioneer Press reported.

Berge reportedly informed investigators that he had no physical defects, did not consume any illicit substances or alcohol, and had not taken any medications prior to the crash. Officers described Berge as unable to complete a field sobriety test and reported that he almost fell during another.

“I thought he was so shook up that the police officers may have interpreted his behavior wrongly,” Mike Salovich told Pioneer Press. “But apparently they didn’t think about a possible medical issue associated with it.”

Salovich told the news outlet that Berge was “devastated” to learn that the crash killed 35-year-old Scott Spoo, who, according to police, was struck in a crosswalk at around 4:40 p.m. Berge was released Ramsey County jail on Friday and began feeling weakness on his left side. He was taken to Abbott Northwestern Hospital where Salovich said an MRI detected four lesions in Berge’s brain.

“No one had any clue, including Peter himself, because his symptoms were very, very subtle,” Salovich said. “It’s premature to say, but we think the source is some other cancer somewhere in his body, but they’re not sure yet.”

The Hennepen County attorney’s office is reviewing Berge’s case, which includes a blood sample taken after the crash, The Pioneer Press reported.

Benefit patients with lung cancer

Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new study.

Recent research into statins has claimed a role for the drugs in preventing cancer development, or prolonging the survival of patients with several common cancers, including lung cancer, and so generated much interest in the medical community. But evidence published by a team from Imperial College London and UCL (University College London) shows that the drugs do not, in fact, benefit lung cancer patients at all.

The research team believe the new evidence is so compelling that existing or new planned trials into the use of statins in cancer treatment should be reconsidered.

The study, funded by Cancer Research UK, is published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Statins work by lowering cholesterol levels in patients and are usually prescribed by doctors to help prevent heart attacks or strokes. A number of small-scale studies published over the past five years have investigated the potential for statins to restrict the growth and survival of cancer cells.

Because cholesterol plays a key role in cell growth messages, it was initially thought that lowering the levels of cholesterol could impair the development and growth of cancer cells. Cholesterol was also believed to delay the recurrence of cancer after treatment has been completed. Collectively these effects were thought to improve the survival of cancer patients.

In the largest randomised trial of statin therapy in cancer patients yet completed, the Imperial team measured the effects of a leading statin, called pravastatin, in patients with small cell lung cancer — a particularly aggressive form of lung cancer where new treatments are desperately needed.

The study included 846 patients from 91 hospitals in the UK and was carried out at the Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre at the UCL Cancer Institute. Patients were randomly selected to receive either the statin or a placebo alongside their usual chemotherapy treatment, and monitored over two years. The results showed that, although there were no adverse effects from taking statins, there were no advantages either.

“It’s becoming increasingly common for patients with increased cholesterol to take statins and many cancer patients will be or have been prescribed these drugs entirely separately from their cancer treatment,” explains Professor Michael Seckl from the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, who led the research. “There’s no reason for people to stop taking statins to manage their cholesterol, but it’s extremely unlikely, for patients with small cell lung cancer, that taking statins will make any difference to their cancer treatment outcome. Because all statins work in a similar way to lower cholesterol, it’s relatively unlikely that statins other than Pravastatin would have a different, more beneficial effect.”

Know The Mammography trends

The shift from film to digital technology appears to have improved cancer detection rates for diagnostic mammography, but also has increased the abnormal interpretation rate, which may lead to more women undergoing biopsies for benign conditions, according to a new study that appears online in the journal Radiology.

The major new study comes from the National Cancer Institute-funded Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC), a large, diverse set of breast imaging facilities that provides data linked to state cancer registries to help evaluate breast cancer screening and diagnosis in the United States.

In 2005, the consortium released a study on the performance of diagnostic mammography in the U.S. Diagnostic mammography is used for women presenting with clinical signs and symptoms, a recent abnormal screening mammogram, or who are undergoing short-interval follow-up for a finding previously assessed as probably benign. At the time of the previous BCSC report, film mammography was the standard. With digital technology replacing film, the researchers decided it was time to revisit the old benchmarks, according to study lead author Brian L. Sprague, Ph.D., from the University of Vermont Cancer Center in Burlington, Vt. The university leads one of several active registries in the BCSC.

“Our goals in this study were to produce benchmarks that individual radiologists and breast imaging facilities can use to compare with their own practices and to convey trends in how the metrics have changed over the past 10 to 15 years,” Dr. Sprague said.

This study included data from six BCSC registries comprising 418 radiologists and 92 radiology facilities. Mammography indication and assessments were collected on women undergoing diagnostic digital mammography and linked with cancer diagnoses from state cancer registries. The database included 401,548 examinations conducted from 2007 to 2013 on 265,360 women.

Comparison with the results from the earlier BCSC benchmarks publication revealed that the cancer detection rate rose from 25.3 per 1,000 in 2005 to 34.7 per 1,000 in the new study. The change likely reflects improvements in mammography imaging technology, which permit the visualization of smaller lesions and greater detection of calcifications that result in increased cancer detection, the researchers said.

Alongside improved cancer detection, some less desirable trends emerged. The abnormal interpretation rate, or the rate at which women are called back for biopsy, rose from 8.0 percent in 2005 to 12.6 percent in the new study.

“While the improvements in cancer detection rates are encouraging, the increased abnormal interpretation rate is somewhat troubling in that we’re trying to keep this rate down,” Dr. Sprague said.

Tools function may be impacted by electric appliances

Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) generated from everyday household appliances, electrical tools and more, used in very close proximity to the body, can interfere with the ability of pacemakers to regulate patients’ heartbeats, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“Electromagnetic interferences with pacemakers in everyday life can occur, however, harmful interferences are rare using vendors’ recommended device settings,” said Andreas Napp, M.D., study author and cardiologist at RWTH Aachen University Hospital in Aachen, Germany. “Dedicated device programming is an effective measure to reduce the individual risk of interference. For example, doctors can reprogram pacemakers to a lower sensitivity to reduce EMF susceptibility.”

Researchers tested under different conditions the impacts of EMF exposure on 119 patients with pacemakers, which are small battery-operated devices that help patients’ hearts to beat in a regular rhythm. The patients were exposed to an EMF similar to common exposure, i.e. EMFs at power grid frequencies (50Hz or 60Hz), then increasing the EMF until the researchers noted a pacemaker sensing failure.

They found pacemakers are susceptible to EMF that can occur in everyday life in particular when programmed to maximum sensitivity or so-called unipolar sensing mode. Examples of EMF sources are powerlines, household appliances, electrical tools and entertainment electronics.

In many cases, holding the appliance, tool or other EMF source at a forearm’s length distance (greater than 12 inches) limits the risk of electromagnetic interference. But further measures might be needed in environments with strong EMF, such as engines used in the processing or manufacturing industry, Napp said.

“Electromagnetic interference with pacemakers can result in bradycardia, or a slow heart rate,” Napp said. “The risk of interference depends on many different factors, such as the settings of the implant or strength of the field source. In occupational environments, such as the manufacturing industry, an individual risk assessment for workers with a pacemaker is required due to the presence of a strong EMF.”

A blood cancer succeeds in major study

An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient’s own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday.

In all, 82 percent of patients had their cancer shrink at least by half at some point in the study.

Its sponsor, California-based Kite Pharma, is racing Novartis AG to become the first to win approval of the treatment, called CAR-T cell therapy, in the U.S. It could become the nation’s first approved gene therapy.

A hopeful sign: the number in complete remission at six months — 36 percent — is barely changed from partial results released after three months, suggesting this one-time treatment might give lasting benefits for those who do respond well.

“This seems extraordinary … extremely encouraging,” said one independent expert, Dr. Roy Herbst, cancer medicines chief at the Yale Cancer Center.

The worry has been how long Kite’s treatment would last and its side effects, which he said seem manageable in the study. Follow-up beyond six months is still needed to see if the benefit wanes, Herbst said, but added, “this certainly is something I would want to have available.”

The therapy is not without risk. Three of the 101 patients in the study died of causes unrelated to worsening of their cancer, and two of those deaths were deemed due to the treatment.

It was developed at the government’s National Cancer Institute and then licensed to Kite. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helped sponsor the study.

Results were released by the company and have not been published or reviewed by other experts. Full results will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in April.

Know the job that will ruined my life

The Barbie boob job was one of the top beauty trends of the ’00s.

But it has rapidly fallen out of fashion, with many women now regretting their surgery.

According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, breast implant procedures fell by 20 percent last year.

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Here, readers reveal how they boobed — with cautionary tales about implants either bursting or going hard, and boobs getting too big and attracting unwanted attention.

Full-time mom Lisa Connell went from a 30F to a 30FF in 2006 as part of a bucket list. Her boobs now weigh at least 14 pounds each.

Lisa, who lives with her partner, hairdresser Dean Forster, 36, says: “I’ve never liked my big breasts. I was a 30F by the time I was 15 and they soon started heading south.

“In 2006 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor and I decided to write a bucket list. At the very top was a breast reduction, but the surgeon said they would look better with an uplift and implants to make them look rounder.

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“Everyone said they looked great afterwards but I hated them. At 5-foot-6 in and a size 10, my boobs were bigger than my head.

“I looked fat and getting clothes that fitted me was a nightmare.

“They made me lack confidence and with the tumor affecting my balance, speech, hearing and vision, I thought I’d never find love.”

Whats happen with mom leaves

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare—leave your kids alone for a few minutes and suffer their loss for the rest of your life. Such is the tragic tale out of India, where a mother of twin 3-year-old boys says she stepped out of their Delhi home for six minutes to grab laundry detergent and came home to what appeared to be an empty house, reports the Hindustan Times.

The truth was even worse. When her husband rushed home from work to help look for twins Nishant and Nakshya (the parents even began scanning CCTV footage taken outside the house in case of a kidnapping), he ultimately found them stuck head-down in their top-loading washing machine, which had filled with enough water to drown them both.

They were rushed to the hospital, but they’d been without oxygen for too long. While officers have found no evidence of foul play, an inquiry into the boys’ deaths is likely, and their bodies are being autopsied, reports the Indian Express.

It appears that the boys, who’d just been undressed for a bath, climbed onto the pile of clothes next to the washing machine, peered inside, and fell head-first into the small space, unable to move or escape.

“They came into this world naked, they have left naked,” their grandmother mourns. The couple have a 10-year-old son who was at school during the tragedy, reports the Independent.

“The family is inconsolable,” a police officer tells NDTV. (Even swim team captains can drown.)

When women who do this

Are you faking it in the bedroom?

If so, you are much more likely to cheat on your partner, a study claims.

According to a new study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour, women who regularly fake orgasms were less faithful.

The survey studied 138 women and 121 men in heterosexual relationships and asked them about climaxing and cheating.

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While the intensity and frequency of female orgasms had little bearing on whether women had cheated before or were likely to cheat in the future.

But there was a definite link between the number of times a woman faked her climax and how likely she was to cheat.

Luke fell into cardiac arrest and stopped breathing for more than five minutes just hours after being released from the hospital for an undisclosed illness, according to Fox 29. His mother, Karen, said that Luke flat-lined and was turning blue in his dad’s arms before paramedics responded to the call.

“It’s just amazing that we live somewhere where you can literally dial three numbers and there are people rushing to your home,” Patrick, Luke’s dad, told Fox 29. “Rushing to help your family.”

Celebrates third birthday

A Pennsylvania boy recently celebrated his third birthday with a group of local first responders who helped save his life in December. Luke McCabe wore Newtown Square firefighter gear and hung out with the paramedics who responded to his parents’ frantic 911 call, Fox 29 reported.

Luke fell into cardiac arrest and stopped breathing for more than five minutes just hours after being released from the hospital for an undisclosed illness, according to Fox 29. His mother, Karen, said that Luke flat-lined and was turning blue in his dad’s arms before paramedics responded to the call.

“It’s just amazing that we live somewhere where you can literally dial three numbers and there are people rushing to your home,” Patrick, Luke’s dad, told Fox 29. “Rushing to help your family.”

Responding firefighters and police officers performed CPR on Luke while waiting for the ambulance to arrive and eventually found a pulse, the news outlet reported. Matt Brinkmann, who was one of the first responders, said it was the first time in his 20-year career that he saw CPR work to revive a patient.

“There are so many of us that do this every day and it doesn’t work,” Brinkmann told Fox 29. “And you are part of something that actually works, it makes you feel special.”

Practicing medicine without license

A Florida woman who is accused of practicing medicine without an active, valid health care license told a Jacksonville news station that the alleged crime was a misunderstanding and denied she ever provided medical care to her company’s clients.

However, investigators revealed Amy Suzanne Pohlman, who was arrested Monday and released after posting $50,000 bond, signed a do-not-resuscitate-order (DNR) and performed a physical exam on an applicant while employed by Ponte Vedra Home Care, News 4 Jax reported.

Deputies told the news outlet that 48-year-old Pohlman claimed to be a registered nurse, to have a Ph.D., and to be an advanced registered nurse practitioner when she was hired by the company as a nurse administrator in October 2015. Pohlman reportedly provided documents alleging she had a nursing license, and her job duties included writing patient care plans, visiting clients and assisting with marketing, News 4 Jax reported. Her accusers allege Pohlman began offering medical care to patients as her client base grew.

“The auspices under which I worked, as well as my agreement with my partners, was completely legal — nothing hidden or not discussed from the beginning,” Pohlman told News 4 Jax.

Pohlman is charged with performing a physical exam on an applicant of the home care company, and detectives investigating her case said she did not obtain a doctorate degree, did not have any degree in nursing or any record of a medical license, News 4 Jax reported. Detectives also said an award displayed in her office from Mayo Clinic trustees was falsified.

“The inception of this entire disagreement is about the partnership, and it is over money,” Polman told News 4 Jax. “It was a ‘come after the partner first.’ So it’s unfortunate that it was something that became personal. It shouldn’t have.”